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Kentucky Lake / Lake Barkley Fishing

Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Fishing Reports

The most comprehensive collection of fishing reports from professional guides on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are found below:

  Kick'n Bass Guide Service - 01/23/2015

  Captain Kirk's Guide Service - 01/20/2015

  John Morgan - 01/12/2015

  Steve McCadams - 12/18/2014

  Scott Patton - 12/12/2014

  Dave Stewart - 11/14/2014

  Hog Heaven Guide Service - 05/19/2014

  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Fishing Reports Summary

Fishing 101

Want to go fishing but just don't know where to start?  Or do you want to improve your fishing skills with knowledge and advice from an expert?  No sweat!  We're proud to present Fishing 101, a comprehensive guide to fishing Kentucky and Barkley Lakes.  Fishing 101 was written by professional guide Dave Stewart exclusively for 

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Fishing at Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley - An Overview

Together, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley form the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.  The lakes are connected by a free-flowing canal near the dams at Grand Rivers.

These lakes produce some of the best bass fishing anywhere in the United States.  Catching these sport fish makes for a great time.  Crappie are legendary on Kentucky Lake when the spawn hits, usually in April.  These delicious-tasting fish can be found bedding in the spring in shallow waters of bays and in brush piles.

Bluegill typically get active along the banks during May and are a blast to catch with the kiddos.  Catfish is also very common in the lakes with catches coming in year round.

Numerous marinas, boat launching ramps and accommodations can be found throughout Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.  So come one down and experience a fishing trip you'll never forget!

Notice:  Our fishing reports are provided to you as a service from fishing guides across Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. does not necessarily endorse these fishing reports, the author of the reports, techniques mentioned in these reports, or products mentioned in these reports. and its parent company Explorations Media Group, LLC cannot be held liable for the content of these reports or third-party advertisers on this site.

Video Fishing Tips

New Video Fishing Tips will
be released later this year!

Mosquito Repellent
1:24 - June 27, 2014

Support Your Motor During...
1:28 - June 13, 2014

Baits & Rattles for Crappie...
1:11 - June 06, 2014

Protecting Yourself from...
2:16 - May 30, 2014

Fishing at a Glance
Fish Species Grade
Largemouth Bass C-
Smallmouth Bass C-
Crappie C
Bluegill/Panfish N/A
Catfish N/A
White Bass N/A
Sauger N/A
Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley
Fishing Reports Summary

Our fishing grades are based on an average of various fishing reports of Kentucky & Barkley Lakes.
Lake Conditions at a Glance
Kentucky Lake 356.2'
Lake Barkley 356.3'
Water Temperature 37°

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Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes offer a unique vacation experience for everyone! Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley collectively is the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Here you can enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, eating at great restaurants, and experiencing the numerous attractions of the Land Between The Lakes. The region is located just eight hours from Chicago, three hours from St. Louis and six hours west of the Smoky Mountains.